Monday, March 18, 2013

HUBRIS - Documentary finally tells some of the truth about Cheney's war

The documentary Hubris, presented on MSNBC by one of my favorite journalists (there are unfortunately not many here in our US of A) Rachel Maddow tells the American public some of the truth that is already common knowledge in most parts of the world.  No, there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. There was oil - which was enticing for the Oil-administration under Bush, among them Chevron Board member Condoleezza Rice who had the honor of having her name on one of the Chevron Oil Tankers which was for obvious reasons later renamed in Altair Voyager, and the opportunity for Cheney's company Halliburton to make Billions of Dollars. The weapons manufacturers were also very happy, since Bombs have to be replaced faster when the nation is waging a war. Even if it is a war that is only for the benefit of Big Oil, Halliburton and the weapons industry. By now 4,500 Americans and 115,000 Iraqis lost their lives in this war for Cheney's pleasure. A fact that is also highlighted in a documentary about Cheney that is currently airing on Showtime TV.  He is probably the only Vice president of the US who ever sold out one of our own spies to the enemy. An offense that is usually followed by an execution in most countries. In addition to this war crime against his own country, he is wanted as a war criminal by other countries. A man who - in spite of all knowledge and evidence to the contrary - wanted torture as a means to gather information.  I can only describe this as pure evil.  I am surprised that he is still a free man.  All the information that is coming out now was obvious and "out there".  It has just been disregarded by the Main stream media, because here in the US 95% of the so called journalism is entertainment, not actual journalism.
9-11 is another subject that has all the facts out there. And the facts do NOT match any of the official explanations given by our changing governments.  There is no doubt in my mind that 9-11 was an inside job. Too much evidence points to this fact.  Besides the fact that Osama Bin Laden denied his involvement in 9-11 in the first several month until the Bush family convinced him to officially take the blame (and he was never wanted by the FBI for 9-11), and that the Lone Gunman pilot showed the White House how to pull this off on March 4, 2001, and the fact that the WTC could not have collapsed in this "demolishing professional" fashion -  If you can send our home defense to the other side of the country for a NORAD exercise on September 11, 2001, then you are definitely involved in the events in some capacity.
And it is easy - just follow the money. Who won? The administration got their war they were trying to start for quite a while for reasons stated above, enough Americans were killed to get congress to act irrationally, all the facts were wrong about it, but the 1% pulled it off. And we, the 99% of Americans are still paying for it.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Pope acts responsibly - Catholic Church should update policies!

Pope Benedict, the former German Cardinal Ratzinger, is breaking new ground for the Catholic Church.  Being the first Pope to step aside for his successor instead of waiting for death on the job in more than 700 years has earned him my respect once again. The previous time was when he “officially” recognized evolution as factual.  On the seriously bad side of issues is his previous work in the Vatican on the cases of pedophilia which protected clerical predators for far too long and did not deal with the proper punishment.

Since being celibate not only invites predatory behavior, but is also NOT an issue of faith, but is rooted in the fact that the Catholic Church did not want priest’s inheritance to be passed down to their children and so decided that the money and all belongings have to stay in the church. The Bible was searched for passages that would support this and with this excuse the celibate lifestyle was instituted.  Since celibacy is not really a faith based issue, there seems to be room for improvement. The clergy of previous centuries, including popes, lived a quite sexually infused lifestyle, so that the claimed issue of "not being distracted from GOD" does not really apply. The Catholic Church should be rich enough by now to be able to ordain Priests who are allowed to get married (instead of just living with their housekeepers) and instead of hiding their children in monasteries in Italy, those kids could be elevated from “bastards who were born out of wedlock” to church approved children who can grow up in a loving family.  The irony of it all is that these children are currently being denied priesthood by the same church that put them in this position in the first place.

Another topic that is currently on the radar is the immigration policy of the US.  The right wing is torpedoing as good as they can any effort to help keep families together, to help people out of the shadows, and to openly contribute to our country.  This is not a message that Jesus would approve of, so if you really feel that strongly about it, do not advertise yourself as being a Christian. You are definitely not a follower, you are not even a fan of Jesus.  It is sad and despicable that right wing politicians use "the Church" as a tool to get elected, since they do not subscribe to any of Jesus' messages. Jesus message was the message of love, not of hate. So please stop pretending otherwise.  Love your neighbor as you love yourself.  Jesus was by our standards a socialist and pacifist.  Here are my favorite commandments and bible quotes that deal with these issues. And please be aware that every human being is your neighbor:

1.    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
  2.   Love your neighbor as yourself.
  3.   Honor your father and your mother.
  4.    You shall not kill.
  5.    You shall not commit adultery.
  6.    You shall not steal.
  7.    You shall not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  8.    You shall not covet anything that is thy neighbor's.
  9.   Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.

Jesus said:
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'  (Matthew 22:36-40)

You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:43)

 [Romans 13:8-11] Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

US Elections a sham again?

In the year 2000 the world was more than surprised to see that only a few Americans were outraged about the election fraud when the Governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, had his brother appointed president by his dependents instead of counting the votes which would have made Al Gore President of the United States. The emails from Europe that I received stated among other things that we "now live in a third world country".  That should suffice as of how our nation is viewed by the rest of the world. The same is the case with our version of the events of September 11, 2001. The US is the only country where the US Government statements are not being taken as a bad joke.  Too much evidence exists - from the Pilot episode of "The lone Gunmen" which gave our Government at the time the blueprint of what to do, which they refined and added some aspects to Bin Laden who initially declined the honor of having the event planned and executed.  Only after the US Government had an actor in Bin Laden costume confess to having planned and carried out the 9/11 attack and the Bushes spoke with their best friends, the Bin Ladens, Osama finally "confessed".  But back to the next shaky plans of the Republican operatives, who have found a new way to fix the elections. More information here from our friends at They also offer many information about 9/11 and many other subjects:
Romney Family Investment Ties To Voting Machine Company That Could Decide The Election Causing Concern
October 20, 2012, Forbes
The [electronic voting] machines used in Hamilton County, Ohio — the county home of Cincinnati — are supplied by Hart Intercivic, a national provider of voting systems in use in a wide variety of counties scattered throughout the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Hawaii, Colorado and Ohio. A test conducted in 2007 by the Ohio Secretary of State revealed that five of the electronic voting systems the state was looking to use in the upcoming 2008 presidential election had failed badly, each easily susceptible to chicanery that could alter the results of an election. As reported in the New York Times, “At polling stations, teams working on the study were able to pick locks to access memory cards and use hand-held devices to plug false vote counts into machines. At boards of election, they were able to introduce malignant software into servers.” It turns out that Hart Intercivic is owned, in large part, by H.I.G. Capital — a large investment fund with billions of dollars under management — that was founded by a fellow named Tony Tamer. H.I.G. employees hold at least two of the five Hart Intercivic board seats. Tony Tamer, H.I.G.’s founder, turns out to be a major bundler for the Mitt Romney campaign, along with three other directors of H.I.G. who are also big-time money raisers for Romney. Two of those directors — Douglas Berman and Brian Schwartz — were actually in attendance at the now infamous “47 percent” fundraiser in Boca Raton, Florida. Two members of the Hart Intercivic board of directors, Neil Tuch and Jeff Bohl, have made direct contributions to the Romney campaign.
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Could e-voting machines in Election 2012 be hacked? Yes.
October 26, 2012, Christian Science Monitor
Rapid advances in the development of cyberweapons and malicious software mean that electronic-voting machines used in the 2012 election could be hacked, potentially tipping the presidential election or a number of other races. [A University of Pennsylvania] study concluded "virtually every important software security mechanism is vulnerable." Most at risk are paperless e-voting machines, which don’t print out any record of votes. Four swing states – Pennsylvania, Virginia, Colorado, and Florida – rely to varying degrees on paperless machines. Alex Halderman, a researcher at the University of Michigan, and a colleague at Princeton University hacked into a paperless touch-screen voting machine in 2010 and installed the video game Pac-Man. Similarly, he and Princeton researchers in 2006 demonstrated that if someone could get a few minutes’ unattended access to a paperless machine, that person could install a software virus that could spread to other machines and switch those machines’ votes before deleting all traces of itself. Among the 23 states that use touch-screen Direct-Recording Electronic (DREs) machines ... only California, Indiana, and Ohio were rated excellent in a national report this summer by Verified Voting. For a savvy hacker, the time and access needed to infect a machine is so small that it could be done while in a voting booth. A hacker could in theory use the Internet to target an e-voting machine company, which would then unknowingly infect its own machines when it serviced them. It's impossible to know if newer machines and software are really secure because their source code is largely unavailable for analysis. Voting-equipment makers frequently say their software is a trade secret.
Note: For deeply revealing reports from reliable major media sources on serious problems with the US elections system, click here.
Please vote and keep your eyes open if any election fraud is being committed.
Rev. Dr. Alexander Hast, October 30, 2012

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Islam is a peaceful Religion!

Christianity is a "non-violent" Religion per definition of the New Testament. And look how many cultures were violently extinguished in the name of "Jesus Christ", who actually told his followers to "turn the other cheek". The commandments require "to love your neighbor like yourself", not to kill, not to steal and not to lie. That is the essential message of the Bible.

And who is following these rules? Politicians and Religious leaders use Quotes from Scriptures, taken out of context, and by painting a terrible picture of the "common enemy" to stir violence, hate and fear. Ignorance and fear are the root of violence and hate in the first place. Add the holy war as a reason for the ignorant, and greed as the motive for the "ruling class". From the crusades, the destruction of the Inca Empire, the destruction of the Native American tribes here in the US (the numbers of killed Natives vary between 150 and 250 Million), to Germany's Hitler, who pointed at the Jews as the common enemy and killed Millions of them, to the current Islamophobia, the goals and means are strikingly similar.

Stirring the fear of "the other", inventing a constant threat of so called "Terrorism", our politicians are working up their way to another war, to fill the chests of the "top one percent", and to kill the "common enemy" in the name of God and country. And the same is happening "on the other side". In the Islamic countries the crowds are stirred up by their religious leaders, and with this they play in the hands of the western powers, or are probably even lead by them to act this way. The CIA has started more wars "behind the scenes" than most people can imagine. The Bin Laden family were the Bush family's only friends. Bush was holding hands with the Saudi Prince and Saddam was instated under Bush senior, while Prescott Bush - in his time - financed Hitler.

It is an interesting world where the media is used to hide the facts and feed the lies to us. We are talking Billions and Trillions of Dollars going to the usual suspects who outfit our wars, like Cheney's Halliburton and the producers of military devices. For that kind of money, the top one percent is willing to do whatever it takes to start a new war. Let's see... IRAN will be next on the list. It is not about Religion, it is about big money. The Religion is easily explained: Islam is basically a non-violent religion that has been hijacked by extremists with an agenda. Just like Christianity.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Mormons are traditional Christians - Really?

I like Mormons. Mormons are usually really nice and friendly people. I like the Missionaries, because they dedicate a part of their lives to what they believe in and are on a mission that is not easy. Now I hear that Catholics support the Mormon Mitt Romney to become President of the United States with the statement that Mormonism is actually close to Catholicism and asked if the Mormon Faith was "Christian" they actually agree. Some Jewish Groups also believe that the Mormons are on the side of Israel.  Maybe we should have a look at the Mormon faith instead of following pure political ignorance. And this brief overview is not to discredit Mormons, but only to clarify some misconceptions that are out there.

Mormons believe in Jesus as a blond and blue eyed American, since he lived and performed his miracles in the US. They don't believe in Israel though, since they believe that everything that is in the Bible actually happened in the US, not anywhere near the Mediterranean area. And they have a very different view of Jesus as well.

Who are the Mormons? Are the Mormons the "real" Mormons who preached Polygamy since their founding by Joseph Smith in 1830, when he officially claimed that he found golden Plates and published the "Book of Mormon"? Are the real Mormons the ones who think that darker or black skinned people are black because their God punished them, marked and burned them for being bad? The modern Mormons "officially" changed that belief in the 1970's. Or are those the ones who believe that everything written in the Bible actually happened in "The Americas" and not in Israel. They believe that Jesus was white (Personally I refer to their depictions of Jesus as "the blonde guy") and that he was not necessarily the only savior. And the Mormon faith does not only operate on our own Planet. According to Mormon belief there are many worlds, and definitely more than one earth.

One important fact everyone should know is that the Mormons do not just change their interpretations. They change their whole belief system according to the times, laws and necessities of the moment. And they can do it legitimately, because every leader of the Mormon Church, called a prophet, is empowered to  change the current beliefs of the Mormon Church.

More information about the Mormon faith can be found here:

But wait, there is more... Mormon Leaders also claimed that Jesus Christ is only one of many Saviors: According to Joseph Fielding Smith: "We are not the only people that the Lord has created. We have brothers and sisters on other earths. They look like us because they, too, are the children of God and were created in his image, for they are also his offspring" (Doctrines of Salvation 1:62). Brigham Young taught: "Sin is upon every earth that ever was created ... Consequently every earth has its redeemer, and every earth has its tempter" (Journal of Discourses, vol. 14, p.71).

You will find more info about the differences between how Jesus is viewed by Mormons and the christian churches here:

In closing let me say, that I agree with several teachings of the Mormon faith that do not correspond with teachings of churches of the traditional faith. I know many Mormons, I respect them, I like them and I enjoy speaking with them. I welcome Missionaries in my house and I highly admire their commitment to their faith. But their belief is not close to the Christianity that we came to know in our traditional churches.

If you claim to follow Jesus, know his Word!

GOD is still not gaining any traction with the right wing christian fascists. While they still claim Jesus as their savior, their actions are without any doubt anti-christian.  Let's take a look at this statement: Jesus was on the side of the poor and wanted to help them in any situation, with all the power he had. The right wingers, even though they are mostly poor, despise the poor and support the rich. Even thought they have hardly any teeth, they oppose free governmental support to fix their dental mess. Let them eat soup.

At the same time they oppose the right to choose, to decide, to speak or to live for women, even though Jesus did help men and women alike, and betrothed the leadership of his church to Maria Magdalene and not to Peter.  Peter just ran with it. And he founded a church in the tradition of the Jewish faith.  Jesus never wanted a church that included anyone but the Jewish people. And he never sent the Apostles out to found this church. He told Paul who was as well Jewish, but also a Roman citizen, to found the church for the Gentiles.

And amazingly almost all Churches are straying from Jesus path. All we have to do is follow the commandments and Jesus' word as it is stated in the Gospel of Thomas (which you will find on our church's website) and copied from there into parts of the New Testament.

Oh, and to all you racists out there: Jesus was definitely not white. He was brown and Jewish. And he loved you as well. Just work a little bit on your view of the world. And if you pray to Jesus, at least know what he actually said and wanted. Don't trust your redneck, illiterate Pastor. Read the Bible.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Burning the Quran – From one Extemist to another

There is no difference between so-called Christian or Muslim extremists. Both want the same: Violence against others in the name of the same GOD. And they either have a political agenda or are plain stupid. Burning the Quran requires a lot of both.

The Rev. Terry Jones, the "religious leader" of a church of 50. Yes, fifty. This would not be so bad, if there was intelligence or any kind of knowledge about the subject behind this action of burning something. Burning a book is in itself already an action of highest stupidity. If he would burn all the books he did not understand, he should start with the Bible. Christians do not burn books – or flags for that matter. Jones has proclaimed Islam as devil's religion – without ever having read it, has called on the people to burn a Quran on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States – which were very likely carried out by Christians for the benefit of VP Cheney’s Corporation. Jones says that he does not personally know any Muslims, he is a man who does not know where the Sharia law came from, and has apparently learned the little, if any, that he knows about Islam by watching YouTube videos.

The German poet Heinrich Heine already wrote in 1821: "Where they burn books, they will ultimately also burn people". He was right at that time, he was right – long after his death - about the Nazis who first burned the books and later the people. And we are at this starting point of violence against humanity again. This time in our own country.

Adding to this equation is that there is only one GOD. And one GOD means that there is only ONE. The Quran derives in large parts from Christian and Judean Writings. From the Torah and the Bible which have influenced Mohammad all his life and also during the creation of the Quran. Considering the fact that GOD is not a flawed individual but GOD, he is not jealous, or violent – (If you believe in Jesus Christ, how could you ever consider violence, lies or deception as an option in the first place? If you do, you are NOT a Christian – you are not Muslim either, because the Quran is actually a book of peace and Islam is a religion of peace!) he sent Jesus Christ to bring us this message of Non-violence. Christ as in Christian – you call yourself Christian, you subscribe to the message of Love, Peace and Understanding. Turning the other cheek is one of your duties being a Christian.

But back to the morons in Florida. Now there is one crazy person with a following of 50 probably equally disturbed and ignorant bystanders who wants to burn a book he does not even know to help reignite the hated of Muslim extremists who are just as stupid as his own flock, while the silent majority of peaceful Christians and Muslims is standing by in awe. How can this moron get so much attention? If you burn a book you don’t even know, you cannot set a signal. You just show that you are an idiot.

Talking about idiots, please allow me one more observation that is really stunning. Only in America Christians will follow a Mormon to crucify another Christian. I am talking about Glen Beck's crusade against the Christian Barack Obama. Please be aware that Glen Beck is a racist by design. Mormons think that Black people are black because GOD punished them for being bad. Mormon Glen Beck is using American Christians - admittedly not bright ones - to help his Mormon agenda to fight the Black guy. And everyone should be aware of the fact that Barack Obama is a Christian, not a Muslim.